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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Service Program for Older People

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  • Meets all standards

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Service Program for Older People
Formerly known as:
(SPOP) formerly known as: New York Service Program for Older People
also known as: (SPOP)
formerly known as: New York Service Program for Older People
302 West 91st Street
New York, NY 10024
Web Site:
Year, State Incorporated:
1978, New York
Stated Purpose:
" To provide professional mental health services in a non-stigmatizing environment in order to assist older adults to live independent and productive lives as well as, to develop alternatives to institutional care, to offer advice and support to families, and to inform the public about the needs of the mentally frail older adults. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Service Program for Older People (SPOP) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Service Program for Older People (SPOP) works to serve older adults and the mental health communities. The Adult Day Center provides adults experiencing memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s with the opportunity to both socialize and participate in meaningful, enjoyable activities. SPOP's counseling seeks to employ various therapeutic approaches, including insight-oriented, cognitive, supportive, and focused short-term therapy to help older adults. The Continuing Day Treatment Program is a structured psychiatric day program for older adults with serious or persistent mental illness. The organization also offers bereavement support and guidance on government entitlements and insurance benefits.


Chief Executive Officer:
Nancy Harvey, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:
Carolyn K. McCandless
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Board Size:
Paid Staff Size:

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:

Direct mail appeals, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals
Fund raising costs were 18.4% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $459,346, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


The following information is based on SPOP's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011.

Source of Funds  

Program Services




Investment income


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Geriatric Mobile Outreach


Continuing Day Treatment




Social Adult Day Care


Geriatric Menthal health Initiative


Advocacy /Support Servicce

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 81%  Fund Raising: 3%  Administrative 17% 
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Beginning net assets $1,613,993
Ending net assets 2,092,065
Total liabilities 1,783,780

Total assets



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